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Trident Ploughshares 2000 - Peace Activists Welcome Referral to The High Court
Trident Ploughshares 2000
Press Briefing 27th October 1999
Peace Activists Welcome Referral to The High Court
The Trident Ploughshares campaign has welcomed today's decision by the Lord Advocate of Scotland to refer to the High Court for legal clarification the judgement of Sheriff Margaret Gimblett last week in Greenock Sheriff Court, when she acquitted three disarmers on the grounds that their action was justifiable under international law.
A Trident Ploughshares spokesperson said: "We are delighted that the Lord Advocate has not run away from this one. We have been looking forward to the day when the legality of Trident would be properly debated at this level. We are ready to demonstrate again that Britain's nuclear weapons system is utterly irreconcilable with the principles of international humanitarian law."